Why am I getting «delete of Steam.exe failed, Win32 Error 5 "Access is denied"»?



  • My PC is running Windows 7. I tried installing Steam. I downloaded the program. When I attempt to run it, it loads about half way and gives me an error message:

    Steam.exe (main exception): ERROR delete of Steam.exe failed, Win32 Error 5 "Access is denied"

    I have no idea why this would happen and cannot find any answers anywhere online or among my friends or colleagues. I've never had any problems with Steam before. I would greatly appreciate any help or advice given.



  • I had this problem a lot as well. Remove steam, reinstall it, then run the setup as admin.


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